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Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 5 January 2024

We hadn't been for awhile and we are so pleased we went as food, service and atmosphere was great. Personalized service with your own designated waiter. Good for couples, families and any occasion.

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Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 10 December 2023

Great food as usually but the service wasn't up to it tonight. Finished the main meal and waited 15 minutes to get plates cleared and get a dessert menu. So had to go up to the bar and ask for the dessert menu. It took...another 20 minutes before I had to get the attention of the staff for them to take our dessert order. It was not even half full as well. Lots of chatting between staff rather than focusing on the paying customers...More

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Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 11 November 2023

Decided to try this restaurant and so enjoyed the experience. Staff were extremely friendly and efficient, the meal was superb and very impressed with the ambience.

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Date of visit: November 2023
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Lone Star, General Manager at Lone Star Invercargill, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2023

Howdy Carolhollydog! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review. We can’t wait to see you again!

Reviewed 23 September 2023

Went here for a nice family dinner, food was not very nice and took a very long time to come out, waitress sounded scripted so gave off the vibe she didn’t enjoy her job, saying the exact same lines to each table around us. Would...not recommend notMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 13 September 2023 via mobile

Went out for dinner and chose the lone star as hadn’t been in as very long time. Regret that decision. Only 3 of us. Drinks orders taken 25 mins later the drinks arrive, 15 minutes after drinks order taken meals order was taken. We waited...an hour for mains to come out. Granted the meals were nice and the waitresses were lovely but very slow service. Almost exactly 2 hours later we left.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 2 August 2023

I really enjoyed my food and so did my dinner partner. I have several food allergies and when I asked for things to be removed it wasn't an issue and the staff we kind to me. Thanks! It was great

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Date of visit: August 2023
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Lone Star, General Manager at Lone Star Invercargill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2023

Thank you for the review! I know the difficulties people have with allergies and we always try to cater for food allergies as much as possible. Look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 12 July 2023

We took our granddaughters out for a special tea. A place they chose to go to. Unfortunately the meal was just okay to poor. One of the girls ordered a burger and the bun was BURNT. not just a little , we took the top...off it was so black. When the server came and asked if everything was alright I pointed out that the bun was burnt and she just said "Sorry". no can I get you another one...or we will take that off your bill...nothing. What 8 year old is going to eat a burnt burger I ask you.More

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Date of visit: July 2023
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Lone Star, General Manager at Lone Star Invercargill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2023

Hi Lennie, thank you for taking the time to review and letting us know that we haven't hit the mark this time. Absolutely we should of offered you a another one. I hope you give us another chance to prove ourselves and we look forward...More

Reviewed 11 July 2023

Everyone enjoyed their meals thanks. Big servings. Dixie Chicken a favourite! The young man serving us was nice, & done a good job.

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Date of visit: July 2023
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Lone Star, General Manager at Lone Star Invercargill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2023

Hi K S. Great to hear you had a good time with us. We love the Dixie Chicken as well! Hope to see you again

Reviewed 26 June 2023

Disappointing visit to this restaurant staffed with very young crew with little knowledge of service . Received our main courses but then waited and waited and waited for someone to come to clear dishes and they didn't so finally had to go and ask someone...to clear our plates and ask for the dessert menu. It was not busy and lots of staff and saw other tables having same trouble. Dessert was not what was advertised on internet...... ice cream was not Kilinchy Gold which was what was described on dessert menu on internet. Time for a shake up and to get someone to supervise perhaps.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Lone Star, General Manager at Lone Star Invercargill, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2023

Hi Louie, thank you for taking the time to post a review. We appreciate your feedback as it provides us the opportunity to make the improvements that we need to do. I do hope you give us another chance and if you would like to...More

Reviewed 13 June 2023

Again substantial meals, well presented and at a good price. Attentive, friendly staff. Lone Star never under delivers!

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Date of visit: June 2023
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Lone Star, General Manager at Lone Star Invercargill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2023

Hi Faye, So happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. Look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 28 May 2023

Waited over hour for first food ( 1 garlic loaf) then waited 25 mins for our drink order. After mains where finally delivered ( hour and 20mins after ordering it) no service after we had finished we had to go find someone to get desserts...menu and clear table .desserts where served timely and where amazingMore

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Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 7 May 2023

The food left a horribble taste in our mouths, along with management. 1/ We ordered fish and chip special, the salad was o.k ,nothing like it used to be many years ago when we visited, meagre. The white sauce was somewhat bland, we added the...Lone Star vinigrette to it to pep it up for some flavour. The fish was nicely cooked however the batter lacked flavour. The batter and chips were greasy. The taste from the grease has left a horrible oily taste in our mouths and this is 18 hours later writing this review. Does their cooking oil need changed?- Yuk! How many others out there experienced this on Saturday Night? 2/ Beware; We visited on receiving a 'Gift Card' at Easter 2023 from a family member who purchased the card online a few days before. On presenting it when checking out, staff said it was 'out of date' and looking on the back it had been dated as expired (before it had been purchased) by 'Give a Gift Card Tranxactor Auckland, not Invercargill's fault. The Duty Manager contacted a Manager after an awkward discussion, they said yes it had the amount showing on it on the card but as it was out of the 12 month date, they would not acknowledge it. Our opinion, this is theft. After more awkward discussion another Manager call they acknowledged the gift card as genuine, but dated incorrectly, saying it actually expired in September 2024 which doesn't add up or make any sense as it was purchased March 2023. The staff kindly apologized, charged the extra used over and above the card value- a few dollars, fair enough, but their good will went out the door, and so did we, won't be going back there. Lesson check the expiry date on gift card as 12 months from date of purchase. If not used in time, it appears they will steal it. How do you get rid of this greasy taste in our mouths?More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 29 April 2023

We had lovely service nice entrees, our mains were delivered and my sons steak was a little under cooked, he said its fine I will take it home and reheat it later, however I believe its good practice to give feedback so I said to...the waitress it was a little under cooked to my sons disapproval, my son said its ok thankyou so we ate dinner which was nice. When we left and waiting to pay a chef from the kitchen was glaring at my son and my son being friendly smiled and this chef kept glaring at him. I'm disgusted with that behavior and won't be going back very disappointing.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 14 April 2023

Excellent staff, Our meal was brought to our table reasonably quick considering how busy they were and it was delicious!

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Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 29 March 2023

This has to be the worst LoneStar in the country. Steak hubby ordered was so tough boot leather would have been more palatable. Ordered Cajun chicken on rice as per the menu, came out with half cooked potatoes and cold Cajun sauce on dry in...edible chicken. Consequently sent our meals back and went elsewhere, the half empty restaurant should have given us a heads up. We were not the only ones to send meals back on this occasionMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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